Spenser lives on - and the hard-hitting, wise-mouthed PI has a brand new voice, in a case less clear-cut and far more dangerous than it appears...
'I spotted the girl even before she knocked on my door.'
Mattie Sullivan is not Spenser's typical client. For a start, she's just fourteen. Nor is her request a typical one - to take a case that's already been solved.
But this kid is wiser than her years. And this case is less clear-cut, and far more dangerous, than it appears.
One of the best crime writers working today, Ace Atkins has been nominated for multiple major awards in crime fiction, including the Edgar three times, twice for novels about former U.S. Army Ranger Quinn Colson. He's written eight books in the Colson series, with many more to come. He continued Robert B. Parker's iconic Spenser character after Parker's death in 2010, and has added seven best-selling novels in that series.
A former newspaper reporter and SEC football player, Ace also writes essays and investigative pieces for several national magazines including Time, Outside, and Garden & Gun.
He lives in Oxford, Mississippi with his family, where he's friend to many dogs and several bartenders.
Find out more about Ace and his novels on his official website: aceatkins.com, on Facebook Ace Atkins, and on Twitter @aceatkins.